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Head of an Old Woman (so-called portrait of Visscher's mother)

A work made of etching and engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching and engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

ca. 1649-58

Artist:

Cornelis Visscher
Dutch, c. 1629-1658

About this artwork

Cornelis Visscher was an etcher, draughtsman, and publisher in Haarlem, where he joined the Guild of St. Luke in 1653. This plate was largely etched by Johannes Visscher, Cornelis’s brother, with engraving done by Cornelis.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Cornelis Visscher

Title

Head of an Old Woman (so-called portrait of Visscher's mother)

Place

Holland (Object made in)

Date

Artist's working dates 1654–1692

Medium

Etching and engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

141x87 mm (sheet; trimmed)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace S. Oakley

Reference Number

1923.997

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